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The Epic Games Store is dishing out free games left, right and centre. If you haven’t been following along the EGS has been trying to entice a lot of people into transitioning to their store by offering free games. Assassins Creed: Syndicate will be available as of February 20th.
Clearly no one gave Ubisoft the Christmas memo, because while everyone else is knocking ice hockey pucks around in Rocket League or throwing snowballs in World of Warcraft, Jack the Ripper has come to Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. You know, the notorious serial killer infamous for murdering women on the streets of Whitechapel. Merry Chrimbo, Ubisoft.
That's it, the first round is over. Six titles have managed to book a place in the finals, by hook or by crook. The first of these contenders to emerge, battered and bruised from a remarkably close scrape is Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Ubisoft's open-world series has managed a remarkable turnaround from last year's messy outing and it's made all the difference here.
In celebration of all things festive, we thought there was no better way to salute some of 2015's biggest games than a good old-fashioned punch-up. A battle to the death if you will. 12 of this year's most memorable titles will be going head to head in a series of knockout rounds over the next 9 days, and there can be just one winner. 
Assassin’s Creed DLC isn’t usually all that big of a draw for me once I’ve exhausted the base game, but consider me intrigued by the Jack the Ripper add-on content coming to AC Syndicate. Ubisoft’s announced the mini expansion is going to be out next week, with players stepping into the shoes of Evie Frye once more, twenty years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. She’s out to stop the world’s most infamous serial killer as he enacts his reign of terror in Whitechapel.
Ubisoft releasing the first major patch for the PC version of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is comparatively minor news compared to when it was pushing out updates for the beleaguered AC Unity, which can only be a good thing for Ubisoft. That said, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate wasn’t without its fair share of bugs, which appears to be a prerequisite for any game in the series by this stage.
Sound the driver klaxon, Nvidia has pushed out yet another GeForce Game Ready driver, this time to coincide with the PC launch of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and the Overwatch beta. The GeForce 359.00 WHQL drivers provide Game Ready optimisations for both of these titles, which should ensure the best possible performance.
If you've seen the Assassin's Creed Syndicate System Requirements then you know there's quite a big gulf in hardware requirements between the minimum and the recommended specs. But what does all that extra hardware get you? Well, other than a boost in frame rate and resolution, you're also going to see an increase in AC Syndicate's graphical quality. 
Ubisoft’s love of trailers seemingly knows no bounds with the release of yet another Assassin’s Creed Syndicate launch trailer. You might remember watching one of these about five or so weeks ago, but you see, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s out on PC today, so it’s time for a whole new one.
It kind of feels like old hat now the console versions have been and gone, but Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s out today on PC. This is important for a couple of reasons - reviews were generally pretty favourable for the console edition, and last year’s Assassin’s Creed Unity was an absolute mess on PC at launch.
Assassins Creed Syndicate releases on PC in a matter of hours. Following on from last years AC Unity PC performance problems, Ubisoft really have their work cut out to pull the PC gaming audience back onside. So with regards to our fellow PC gamers, a lot is riding on this years Assassins Creed title release for Ubi.